Mark Anthony Brewing Appoints VP, People Operations from Search by Hanold Associates

Mark Anthony

Mark Anthony Brewing has appointed Stacey Karczewski as Vice President, People Operations – Manufacturing. Hanold Associates’ Katrina Prospero and Mayank Parikh led the search for this Chicago-based role.

The Mark Anthony Group of Companies, maker of popular alcoholic beverages like White Claw Hard Seltzer, Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Cayman Jack Margarita’s, has brought Stacey on to help build and create the Mark Anthony Brewing division. This new division will have overall responsibility for their expanding capability to manufacture their product in-house, which allows the company to be better positioned in response to the rapid growth of their innovative products like White Claw.

“Stacey is joining the Mark Anthony team bringing a background rich with transformational experience,” said Katrina Prospero, Hanold Partner. “Her extensive knowledge of the industry and collaborative leadership style will be vital in the expansion and development of Mark Anthony Brewing.” Stacey Karczewski comes to Mark Anthony from Conn-Selmer, Inc. and Diageo North America, Inc. where she held various HR leadership positions, progressing in tenure. Her role will have responsibility to develop and structure a proactive, responsive, and effective people team that supports the growing manufacturing organization and partnering closely with the President, John Sacksteder.

Mark Anthony Brewing Inc. is a division of The Mark Anthony Group of Companies, one of North America’s most diversified and successful private beverage companies focused on the beverage alcohol sector. Founded in 1972, The Mark Anthony Group of Companies grew organically to become a leading producer and distributor of fine wine, premium beer and Ready To Drink beverages, it’s iconic brand being the malt beverage called Mike’s Hard Lemonade. A cornerstone of the Company’s success is the ability to innovate and create distinctive brands that are available across Canada and the United States. The brand has continued to grow, innovate and find success behind new game-changing and class-leading products, include White Claw Hard Seltzer, which is one of the fastest growing products in its segment.

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